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Barcelona tell four players they can leave the club

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Barcelona have informed Martin Montoya, Adriano, Jordi Masip and Douglas that they are free to leave the Camp Nou this summer.

This is according to the Mirror - with the report originating from Spanish newspaper Sport - who understand Luis Enrique is ready to shake things up after winning the treble last season.

Despite the squad’s recent success, there are several players who have been deemed surplus to requirements - and the aforementioned quartet are amongst them. Talented winger Gerard Deulofeu is another player who will leave the Camp Nou, with the Catalan giants having reached a £3 million agreement with Everton.

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Montoya almost certainly would have stayed had Dani Alves left Barcelona this summer. The 24-year-old will find himself behind both the Brazil international and summer signing Aleix Vidal once the latter is eligible to play for his new employers in January.

The former Spain Under-21 international has made 67 appearances for Barça since his first-team debut in 2011, but has failed to progress in the manner many hoped he would.

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Montoya and Douglas

Montoya could now move to Liverpool, although that may depend on whether the Premier League side manage to secure the services of Southampton right-back Nathaniel Clyne.

Douglas, another Barcelona right-back, could also leave the Camp Nou. The 24-year-old was an unusual signing - he wasn’t rated particularly highly at São Paulo - and only made five appearances in his debut season with the recently-crowned European champions.

However, it’s understood that Barcelona would prefer to keep the Brazilian defender, who has become something of a cult hero amongst the supporters at the Camp Nou.

Adriano and Masip

Douglas’s fellow Brazilian, Adriano, could be on his way to AS Roma.

The 30-year-old has been a fine servant for Barcelona since arriving from Sevilla in 2010 but is no longer required by the club.

And finally, Barcelona are reportedly happy to let 26-year-old Masip leave the club with Claudio Bravo and Marc-Andre ter Stegen already at Enrique’s disposal.

Bravo and Ter Stegen are two first-class goalkeepers, so Masip will need to carve out a career for himself away from the Camp Nou.

At 26 the Spaniard will surely be keen to make up for lost time elsewhere, potentially with another La Liga club.

With Barcelona prohibited from registering new players until January, these are likely to be the biggest names to play the club this summer, but Enrique has acknowledged that it’s just as important to shake things up when you’re on top as it is when you’re playing catch up.

Which other players - if any - should Barcelona sell this summer? Have your say in the comments below!

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